This very large flower bloomed in January 2018 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. (Representation image) Photography by Mangiwau/Gettyimages

For the first time in four years, a massive "corpse flower" that is renowned for its foul scent is expected to bloom at the New York Botanical Garden.

The flower, officially known as the Amorphophallus Titanum or Titan-arum, can reach a staggering height of 12 feet, require seven to ten years to bloom, and the blossom only lasts 24 to 36 hours.

This makes it a rare sight for New Yorkers who want to scent its revolting aroma at the garden's Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in the Bronx, which has been compared to the smell of rotting meat.

The botanical garden has put up a live stream so that flower lovers around the world can see the revolting sight without having to smell it.

Video shows Corpse flower in bloom at the New York Botanical Garden in 2016.

"There's nothing quite like spring at the Garden, and we're marking the start of the season with a major announcement — a corpse flower is set to bloom at NYBG!" NYBG wrote on Facebook at the end of last month.

"Right now you'll find an Amorphophallus titanum on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, growing closer to its stunning (and smelly) grand reveal each day."

According to garden authorities, the flower releases its potent odor to draw insect pollinators that consume dead animals.

Although it takes the unpredictable flower years to develop buds, once they do, the flowers open up very quickly.

In 2016, 2018, and 2019, the Bronx flower earlier let loose its distinctive stench.

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